10 April 2018
The most successful breeding female osprey at an RSPB Scotland reserve has been seen with a new potential mate.
Known as EJ, the female returned to the RSPB's Loch Garten reserve in the Cairngorms for her 15th breeding season after migrating from west Africa.
But Odin, her partner of nine years, has not returned after disappearing mid-season last year.
Reserve staff have been blogging about a new male bird seen with EJ at her nest.
EJ returned to the nest last month and has been defending the site against rival birds.